Mayor's charity appeal in the spotlight

The Mayor of Enfield’s charity appeal, Together We Are Enfield, was officially launched on 22 June with an evening of dancing and entertainment for 400 guests.

The Mayor of Enfield Cllr Saray Karakus’s charitable drive which focuses on inclusivity, community cohesion and togetherness, was unveiled at a special event that featured performers from all across the borough and representing the cultural diversity of Enfield.

Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Karakus, said: “I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the evening such a resounding success. The idea was to bring communities together and to encourage interaction between all through dance and music. It was a wonderful showcase of the diversity in Enfield. Thank you to all and I look forward to a busy year full of exciting ideas to raise the profile of my chosen charities and of course raise lots of money for these very worthy causes.”

The evening was attended by mayors from all across London as well as service providers including members of the emergency services, Cadets, representatives of various charities, head teachers, carers, community groups and members of the Council’s waste services, recycling and street cleansing teams.

Entertainment came from dancers of the Greek and Turkish communities, Morris Dancers, a performance by flautist Jacquelyn Hynes and routines by the young members of Platinum Dance School. In addition, a showcase of Bollywood Dancing got everyone to their feet, including the Mayor of Enfield and Deputy Mayor Kate Anolue.

The Mayor of Enfield will spend much of her term in office raising money for Together We Are Enfield which represents the following charities: Enfield Voluntary Action; MIND Enfield; The Children’s Society; Platinum Dance School for Performing Arts; Age UK; One to One Enfield’ Face Front Inclusive Theatre; Enfield Clubhouse; Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club; Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, Oasis Community Hub – Hadley, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Reading Agency and BookTrust.

Anyone interested in supporting the Mayor’s charity appeal should contact the office on or call 020 8379 4835.

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